Publish date:

Basic Earnings

Definition of 'Basic Earnings'

Earnings per share calculated as net income divided by the number of common shares. The number of common shares outstanding is usually easy to find in an income statement. Diluted earnings, however, are thought to be a better overall measure than basic earnings.

TheStreet Dictionary Terms

Jim Cramer: I Think Walmart Is Doing Many Things Right

Walmart Recalls Room Spray Containing Deadly Bacteria

Walmart recalls Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy room spray due to deadly bacteria that was found in a bottle of the product.